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Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS

Portability
90
Imaging
40
Features
53
Overall
45
Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 front
 
Olympus TG-830 iHS front
Portability
91
Imaging
40
Features
40
Overall
40

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Key Specs

Casio EX-ZR1000
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 80 - 3200
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-300mm (F3.0-5.9) lens
  • 255g - 108 x 62 x 37mm
  • Launched September 2012
Olympus TG-830 iHS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor-shift Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.9-5.9) lens
  • 214g - 109 x 67 x 28mm
  • Revealed January 2013
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Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Overview

The following is a in-depth review of the Casio EX-ZR1000 versus Olympus TG-830 iHS, one is a Small Sensor Superzoom and the other is a Waterproof by rivals Casio and Olympus. The image resolution of the EX-ZR1000 (16MP) and the TG-830 iHS (16MP) is fairly close and they come with the same exact sensor sizes (1/2.3").

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The EX-ZR1000 was announced 3 months earlier than the TG-830 iHS so they are of a similar generation. Both cameras offer the identical body type (Compact).

Before going in to a in depth comparison, below is a simple introduction of how the EX-ZR1000 matches up against the TG-830 iHS when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Casio EX-ZR1000 over the Olympus TG-830 iHS

 EX-ZR1000 TG-830 iHS 
Focus manually More precise focus
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution461k460kClearer display (+1k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus TG-830 iHS over the Casio EX-ZR1000

 TG-830 iHS EX-ZR1000 

Common features in the Casio EX-ZR1000 and Olympus TG-830 iHS

 EX-ZR1000 TG-830 iHS 
RevealedSeptember 2012January 2013Same generation
Display sizing3"3"Equivalent display dimensions
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither contains Touch friendly display

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to travel with your camera, you will have to think about its weight and volume. The Casio EX-ZR1000 has got exterior dimensions of 108mm x 62mm x 37mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.5") with a weight of 255 grams (0.56 lbs) while the Olympus TG-830 iHS has sizing of 109mm x 67mm x 28mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1") having a weight of 214 grams (0.47 lbs).

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Remember that, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you are using at the time. Underneath is the front view dimension comparison of the EX-ZR1000 against the TG-830 iHS.

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the EX-ZR1000 and TG-830 iHS is 90 and 91 respectively.

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS top view buttons comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Sensor Comparison

Often, it is very hard to visualise the contrast in sensor dimensions merely by looking through a spec sheet. The image below will provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizes in the EX-ZR1000 and TG-830 iHS.

As you can see, each of the cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing and the exact same megapixels so you should expect comparable quality of pictures but you need to consider the production date of the cameras into account.

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS sensor size comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Screen and ViewFinder

Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Casio EX-ZR1000
Portrait photography with Olympus TG-830 iHS
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manual focus
resolution is good (16MP)
provides face detect autofocus
no external flash support
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
35
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
comes with face detect focusing
no manual focus
no manual exposure
external flash not possible
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Street Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 Street photography factors
Olympus TG-830 iHS Street photography factors
68
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
lighter than average (255 grams)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
61
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
weather proofing
screen does not articulate
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
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Sports Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 Sports photography factors
Olympus TG-830 iHS Sports photography factors
51
incredible zoom range (24-300mm 12.5 x zoom)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16MP)
provides tracking focus
good battery pack (470 shots)
max frames per second low (3.0 frames per second)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no phase detect autofocus
48
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
comes with tracking focus
weather proofing
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 Travel photography advice
Olympus TG-830 iHS Travel photography advice
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good battery pack (470 per charge)
lighter than average (255 grams)
resolution is good (16MP)
flash built-in
relatively wide (24mm)
long reach (300mm)
lack of Timelapse mode
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
67
weather proofing
megapixel count decent (16MP)
has built in flash
reasonably wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
does not have a selfie friendly screen
slow max aperture (f3.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus TG-830 iHS as a Landscape photography camera
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manual focus
relatively wide (24mm)
good sized screen (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
resolution is good (16MP)
good battery pack (470 CIPA)
can't switch lens (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
sensor is tiny (1/2.3")
no RAW format
lack of Timelapse mode
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reasonably wide (28mm)
decent sized screen (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
weather proofing
no manual focus
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
no manual exposure
sensor is small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW support
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Casio EX-ZR1000 Vlogging features
Olympus TG-830 iHS Vlogging features
34
relatively wide (24mm)
has image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
provides face detect autofocus
high res video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
lighter than average (255g)
somewhat slow max aperture (f3.0)
display is not selfie friendly
lack of microphone socket
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reasonably wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Sensor-shift)
comes with face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 pixels)
slow max aperture (f3.9)
does not have a selfie friendly screen
lack of mic socket
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Casio EX-ZR1000 vs Olympus TG-830 iHS Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Casio EX-ZR1000 and Olympus TG-830 iHS
 Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000Olympus TG-830 iHS
General Information
Company Casio Olympus
Model type Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000 Olympus TG-830 iHS
Class Small Sensor Superzoom Waterproof
Launched 2012-09-25 2013-01-08
Physical type Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor EXILIM Engine HS 3 -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 4608 x 3456
Max native ISO 3200 6400
Min native ISO 80 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 24-300mm (12.5x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Highest aperture f/3.0-5.9 f/3.9-5.9
Macro focusing distance 5cm 1cm
Crop factor 5.8 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3 inches 3 inches
Screen resolution 461k dots 460k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen technology Super Clear TFT color LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None None
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 seconds 4 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 3.0 frames/s -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance 4.70 m -
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30,20,15 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 120 fps), 512 x 384 (30, 240 fps), 224 x 160 (480 fps), 224 x 64 (1000 fps), 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps), 320 x 180 (30fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264 H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 255 gr (0.56 lb) 214 gr (0.47 lb)
Dimensions 108 x 62 x 37mm (4.3" x 2.4" x 1.5") 109 x 67 x 28mm (4.3" x 2.6" x 1.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 470 images 300 images
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-130 LI-50B
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 seconds, custom) Yes (2 or 12 sec, pet auto shutter)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Pricing at release $572 $0